British Motor Museum

“Very informative and enjoyable – everything is impressively displayed in spacious galleries.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Gaydon, Warwickshire

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The British Motor Museum is home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars. Situated in Warwickshire, just off Junction 12 of the M40, the Museum is open all year round (excluding 24 December to 1 January inclusive). The entry fee includes the a free guided tour along with admission to both the Museum and the Collections Centre – the adjacent storage building which houses the Restoration Workshop and over 200 cars from the museum’s reserve collection.

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British Motor Museum
Banbury Road, GAYDON, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: 10am - 5pm

About the area

Discover Warwickshire

The sparkle of sunlight on a gentle river as it meanders through beautiful countryside; the reflections of sailing boats on a lake; relaxing with a pint in the garden of an old English pub in a picturesque village; brightly coloured narrow boats making their way through a flight of lock gates; the imposing silhouette of an historic castle. These are the scenes that make Warwickshire a delight. 

There may be few seriously high hills in this fertile plain, but it is an area full of attractive walking in rolling countryside, blessed with a fascinating history and wonderful places and buildings to visit. This is Shakespeare’s county, and the footprint of the famous Bard appears almost everywhere. He was born and brought up around the beautiful Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and many of his plays draw upon his own experiences in the area.

Warwickshire has a history that embraces the Civil War, castles and large country houses are scattered over the county. Warwick Castle is the home of the Earl of Warwick, Kenilworth Castle was a stronghold for lords and kings of England in the 11th and 12th centuries, and so the list goes on.

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